Windswept

​”Windswept” is a 20 x 20 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas.  I am really loving this chance to make some of my smaller portrait studies into larger canvas paintings. I love her wild hair just blowing in the wind. She went through quite a metamorphosis to get to where she is now…but I finally…

Brooklyn

Brooklyn – 18 x 24 inch acrylic and collage on stretched canvas This is one of six large canvas paintings I worked on in the past two weeks. She is a beauty, if I do say so myself…and I just adore the background, that is so full of colorful marks. Her dress is actually collaged…

May Portraits

May has been FULL of painting! Mostly portraits, thanks to the Let’s Face It 2017 class. I am really enjoying new techniques, new supplies, and new color palettes. Just a Dream Away – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on gessobord Charlize – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on gessobord I am completely immersed in faces…and…

More Mercy

Mercy #2 – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on gessobord (SOLD, thank you!) I am so happy that I had another chance to paint this little girl’s face. A couple months ago, I painted Mercy, from a photo my sister took in Kenya, of one of her new friends. I loved her sweet look, and…

More Than Just a Pretty Face

A Beauty Named Rachel – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on cradled wood panel What can I say…I just love this girl! And painting her beautiful facial features, complete with stunning blue eyes, and adorable smile, was the highlight of my week! This is my niece, Rachel…and this was a surprise portrait for her (and…

Mademoiselle Amaline

Mademoiselle Amaline – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord   Having fun with a little Rococo style! This is one of four smaller portraits I have been working on this week.  I am loving the chance to play with layers and skin tones, and practicing some of the techniques I am learning in…

A Child of Africa

A Child of Africa – 9 x 12 inch acrylic on cradled wood panel (SOLD, thank you!) I am taking a portrait class this year, and I am immersing myself in a variety of faces. I mostly paint young women, and I rarely paint children, so this was a good lesson for me, in learning…